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Posted: 6/2/2010 3:26:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/2/2010 3:27:21 PM EDT by targettarget]







Win a soccer game by more than five points and
you lose, Ottawa league says







In yet another nod to the protection of
fledgling self-esteem, an Ottawa children’s soccer league has
introduced a rule that says any team that wins a game by more than five
points will lose by default.






The Gloucester Dragons Recreational Soccer league’s newly implemented
edict is intended to dissuade a runaway game in favour of
sportsmanship. The rule replaces its five-point mercy regulation,
whereby any points scored beyond a five-point differential would not be
registered.







Kevin Cappon said he first heard about the rule on May 20 — right
after he had scored his team’s last allowable goal. His team then tossed
the ball around for fear of losing the game.






He said if anything, the league’s new rule will coddle sore losers.






“They should be saying anything is
possible. If we can get five goals really fast, well, so can the other
team,” said Kevin, 17, who has played in the league for five years.
“People grow in adversity, they don’t really get worse…. I think you’ll
see more leadership skills being used if a losing team tries to
recuperate than if they never got into that situation at all.”






Kevin’s father, Bruce Cappon, called the rule ludicrous.






“I couldn’t find anywhere in the world, even in a communist country,
where that rule is enforced,” he said.  
Lulz??  






Mr. Cappon said the organization is trying to “reinvent the wheel” by
fostering a non-competitive environment. The league has 3,000 children
enrolled ranging in age from four to 18 years old.






“Everybody wants a close game, nobody wants blowouts, but we don’t
want to go by those farcical rules that they come up with,” he said.
“Heaven forbid when these kids get into the real world. They won’t be
prepared to deal with the competition out there.”






Paul Cholmsky, whose four- and six-year-old boys play in the league,
said the intended goal of a default-lose rule might backfire in teaching
life skills.






“If there’s one team that’s consistenly dominant and one team that’s
not, well, that’s life,” he said.






Mr. Cholmsky said he would be in favour of temporarily handicapping a
team, for example reducing the number of players on the field, over
ensuring a team loss for a high score differential.






According to the league’s new rules, coaches of stronger teams are
encouraged to deter runaway games by rotating players out of their usual
positions, ensuring players pass the ball around, asking players to
kick with the weaker foot, taking players off the field and encouraging
players to score from farther away.






Club director Sean Cale said he is disappointed a few parents are
making the new soccer rule overshadow the community involvement and
organizing the Gloucester club does.






“The registration fee, rergardless of the sport, does not give a
parent the right to insult or belittle the organization,” he said. “It
gives you a uniform, it gives you a team.”






Mr. Cale said the league’s 12-person board of directors is not trying
to take the fun out of the game, they are simply trying to make it
fair. The new rule, suggested by “involved parents,” is a temporary
measure that will be replaced by a pre-season skill assessment to make
fair teams.






“The board is completely volunteer-run and we do the best that we can
to provide a good, clean, fun soccer experience for everyone,” he said.






Although parents are fuming, he said the commotion is coming from
“about 1% of the parents.”






National Post





 
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 3:31:40 PM EDT
Western culture is doomed.  

Link Posted: 6/2/2010 3:34:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/2/2010 3:34:36 PM EDT by fosters]
WTF is that BS...cali would be pissed right now....if they were keeping score
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 3:37:21 PM EDT
Way to encourage weakness!
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 3:37:40 PM EDT
I would score a few own goals so I could continue to humiliate the other team.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 3:37:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fosters:
WTF is that BS...cali would be pissed right now....if they were keeping score


If they were keeping score, I think they both would have lost by default.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 3:38:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Overlord66:
I would score a few own goals so I could continue to humiliate the other team.


Heck, kick it into your own goal, and then score another one on them.

Rinse, repeat.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 3:40:43 PM EDT
Well, it is after all SOCCER....
Surrender, fake injuries and acting gay all fit the catagory.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 3:41:44 PM EDT






According to the league’s new rules, coaches of stronger teams are
encouraged to deter runaway games by rotating players out of their usual
positions, ensuring players pass the ball around, asking players to
kick with the weaker foot, taking players off the field and encouraging
players to score from farther away.





This rule is actually going to make the better teams better further widening the ability gap.  


Link Posted: 6/2/2010 3:42:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By slabertooch:
Originally Posted By Overlord66:
I would score a few own goals so I could continue to humiliate the other team.


Heck, kick it into your own goal, and then score another one on them.

Rinse, repeat.


That would be epic!  
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 3:49:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Overlord66:
I would score a few own goals so I could continue to humiliate the other team.


This.

Although then that league will come up with some further refinement to punish "overachievers"

What's to stop the losers from forcing a forfeit by scoring an own goal now to pump the winning team's score over the max?
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 3:51:42 PM EDT
My AYSO team won 21-1 in our very first game.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 3:59:21 PM EDT
This sounds like taxes to me:

Giving charitably is a fine thing, being forced to give takes all the nobility out of it; so to being forced to not trounce the other guy.

Rather than the kids choosing to not steamroll the opposition it is forced upon them. I guess a child cannot be both a good athlete and a good sportsman.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 4:01:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/2/2010 4:01:37 PM EDT by FMJshooter]
Next year the winning team has to give the losers hand jobs. Soccer


Link Posted: 6/2/2010 4:11:15 PM EDT
Wow. That is just. Wow.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 4:14:30 PM EDT
If I was the coach of one of those teams, I'd tell the kids to run the score up as high as they possibly could every game.  50-0.  Fuck their rule.  The kids will know who won.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 4:16:59 PM EDT
This is but just one more example in a long fucking line of instances in which Canuckistan has endeavored to rid it's population of any vestigial remnants of masculinity.

Soon enough, they'll have some milkbag-sucking Association of Neutered Were-Males parading in front of their useless Parliament (or whatever they call their amalgamation of cocksucking Socialist glacier-marmots), skipping a-boot in pinafores and pantyhose, demanding an entire sports league dedicated to the sexually dyslexic. It's not like it's not difficult enough all-fucking-ready to distinguish Canuckian genders from one another; now they'll introduce at least two or three more subgroups to further confuse which are the lumberjacks, and which just combed their armpit hair up to their chin.

We should have never stood in the way of that Canuckian invasion planned by the Peruvians back in 1983; at least we'd now get decent coffee from there, instead of leagues of mealymouthed, flannelwearing sealbeaters suffering from webbed feet and ambivalent DNA.
 

Link Posted: 6/2/2010 4:19:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/2/2010 4:26:00 PM EDT by 68-19583]
Originally Posted By ragedracer1977:
If I was the coach of one of those teams, I'd tell the kids to run the score up as high as they possibly could every game.  50-0.  Fuck their rule.  The kids will know who won.


Yup.

ETA: to add lol at wunbadweel's comment. ^
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 4:19:27 PM EDT



Originally Posted By wunbadweel:


This is but just one more example in a long fucking line of instances in which Canuckistan has endeavored to rid it's population of any vestigial remnants of masculinity.



Soon enough, they'll have some milkbag-sucking Association of Neutered Were-Males parading in front of their useless Parliament (or whatever they call their amalgamation of cocksucking Socialist glacier-marmots), skipping a-boot in pinafores and pantyhose, demanding an entire sports league dedicated to the sexually dyslexic. It's not like it's not difficult enough all-fucking-ready to distinguish Canuckian genders from one another; now they'll introduce at least two or three more subgroups to further confuse which are the lumberjacks, and which just combed their armpit hair up to their chin.



We should have never stood in the way of that Canuckian invasion planned by the Peruvians back in 1983; at least we'd now get decent coffee from there, instead of leagues of mealymouthed, flannelwearing sealbeaters suffering from webbed feet and ambivalent DNA.
 






Rant 9/10.  Needs more F bombs.  




 
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 4:24:57 PM EDT
Kickball.

Bah, who cares?
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 4:25:19 PM EDT

Link Posted: 6/2/2010 4:30:33 PM EDT
Soccer is the bastard sport...
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 5:33:33 PM EDT



Originally Posted By wunbadweel:


This is but just one more example in a long fucking line of instances in which Canuckistan has endeavored to rid it's population of any vestigial remnants of masculinity.



Soon enough, they'll have some milkbag-sucking Association of Neutered Were-Males parading in front of their useless Parliament (or whatever they call their amalgamation of cocksucking Socialist glacier-marmots), skipping a-boot in pinafores and pantyhose, demanding an entire sports league dedicated to the sexually dyslexic. It's not like it's not difficult enough all-fucking-ready to distinguish Canuckian genders from one another; now they'll introduce at least two or three more subgroups to further confuse which are the lumberjacks, and which just combed their armpit hair up to their chin.



We should have never stood in the way of that Canuckian invasion planned by the Peruvians back in 1983; at least we'd now get decent coffee from there, instead of leagues of mealymouthed, flannelwearing sealbeaters suffering from webbed feet and ambivalent DNA.
 






I'm sorry, I can't hear you the sound of how awesome the Tavor is.  








 
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